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07-27-2017

Elon’s favourite toy


Tesla is just one of many projects of multi-CEO Musk and so he has made some time to promote his Boring Company. Not much is known of their actual tunnel digging progress but the car elevator at the entrance is now operational. How that’s efficient is another question though.
instagram.com (we recommend the comments)


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07-26-2017

Star Wars for real


The Model S for kids was just a warm-up for Radio Flyer, which just released the Landspeeder. It leans lovingly on the design of Luke Skywalker’s stylish glider X-34 in Star Wars Episode IV and what else could a child ask for. Okay, no, it does not fly but it makes retro-future sounds.
autoblog.com (with video)


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07-25-2017

Unworldly attempt at Bolt promotion


With the Model 3 launch looming later this week and the Chevy Bolt EV stacked on shelves, GM prefers to look back at old times, when its engineers worked on roving the moon. Fast forward 45 years and a start-up (strictly speaking) not only prepares for a manned-mission to Mars but managed to charge an electric car with the promise of a bright future.
electrek.co


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07-24-2017

“Plug-in” provoking bad connotation?


Outside of California, Chrysler promotes its PHEV van Pacifica as Pacifica hybrid, without the “plug-in” in its name. That is, because the company’s PR strategists fear that this supplement has as a bad connotation among Americans, provoking associations of empty batteries in the middle of the street. And as Chrysler rather cancels the supplement than providing information, this range anxiety is not likely to change…
electrek.co


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07-21-2017

True to its name.


Faraday Future dares to dream and has asked Chinese architecture firm MAD to design a campus. The futuristic design is wild (if not mad) and borrows from science fiction. If one considers FF’s massive financing problems though, it seems surreal quite literally.
dezeen.com, i-mad.com

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07-20-2017

Opel Ampera-e, Tesla Fremont.


Video tip: Deutsche Welle took the Opel Ampera-e aka the Chevy Bolt for a spin. While the verdict considers the range “relatively long, so is the waiting list to get one.”
dw.com (with video)

Click tip: As Tesla expands its production facility in Fremont to make room for the Model 3, new aerial photos show just how massive the new multi-storey structure is.
electrek.co


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07-20-2017

Triple cool.


What do you get if you combine 3D-printed Lego bricks, an electric motor and an inventive skater? The most modern electric skateboard ever. It was built by James Bruton of XRobots and even the motor looks like Lego. Although it is work in progress, the thing is rideable.
makezine.com, 3ders.org


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07-19-2017

Zero emission Aston Martin.


When certain manufacturers are asked when they will offer an electric model, most take a defiant approach. Aston Martin however, decided to bridge the waiting time with humour and presents its first ultra clean and extra light ZEV, the AMR-SB racer. P.s.: SB stands for soapbox.
autoblog.com

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07-18-2017

Hitch flyer.


Tesla’s Model X got a tow bar and has more than once proven its capability but this application appeals on more than one level as it involves two most clean ways of travel. Here, the EV helps a sailplane to take off and uses just 3 percent battery to do so. Smoother than smooth.
vimeo.com (video)


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07-17-2017

Nissan Leaf, National Parks.


Click tip: Several new photos have emerged that show the upcoming Nissan Leaf but not without camouflage. Inside EVs made a collection of the new pictures together with previous snapshots.
insideevs.com

Participate: A new petition at change.org wants all American national parks to install EV charging stations. As soon as it reaches 5,000 signatures, the petition will be mailed to the Director of the NPS.
change.org (sign) via teslarati.com